Start Weight:(08 Aug 12) 284.0 lb
Current Weight:(08 Mar 14) 245.4 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Alli Assistance!
performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

I am a new mother. However, I had been gaining weight pretty steadily since I got with my fiance. I went from a situation where I had no car (so I walked everywhere) and hardly any money (so not having much money to spend on food), to a comfortable living with two incomes, and living too far to walk anywhere. I now realize these are weak excuses, but they are all that I have.
I saw my mother struggle with her weight, until her gastric bypass at age 40. I do not want my daughter to see this struggle from me. I want to be secure in a new lifestyle of physical activity and healthy eating.
It is not always easy, sometimes it is downright hard. I am an emotional/stress eater, and so this has been one of my biggest hurdles. Especially with the year I have had. I lost my brother in Afghanistan in January (while I was still barely post-partum), it was also the first day of school, so my last semester I felt like I was always trying to catch up because I was always so upset. Now I try to find the joyful things in my life, and am walking as often as possible because the weather is gorgeous now! And we only have a precious few months of cool weather here in North Texas.
I do not have mini goals, and therefore no "prize" waiting for me at the end. Yet. I might change that as a quarter of the way approaches!
Anyways, this rambling has come to an end.... for now. (Updated 10.04.12)

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I fell like I can't stop eating!
I have never been good at getting motivated from others. Usually I cannot get going until I am ready. You should look inside yourself for your motivation. For instance, my daughter is mine. I want to be healthy for her, but I also want her to be healthy. I can't ensure that by eating crap foods and sitting around all day, because she will in turn learn that from me. Also, once you get over that initial hump and start losing, and getting healthy, that motivates too. I actually get excited for Monday mornings now, because that is the day I weigh in.

DRINK WATER! If you are unable to stop with just one portion, make only one portion. If this is not possible. Serve your portion and put the rest away immediately. Another thing to try would be those individually wrapped snacks. You might be less inclined to get more when you realize you have to open another package.
Try walking at the Mall. It gives you something else to do besides just walking, but you are still getting exercise. And park farther away, because even that little bit helps. As you get more motivated, you will find the energy and drive to do more, like walking at the park, or to the store, maybe even getting to the gym!
Hope this helps..
posted 14 Feb 2013, 10:15
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08 March 2014

oooh. no wonder my pants fit again! ♥
on diet Alli Assistance!  losing 2.1 lb a week

24 February 2014

Believe it or not, this is progress. I was too ashamed to put my last weight down a few weeks ago. I was over 250. Working hard again! Let's do this.
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